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WHO WE ARE

The Connecticut Fire Photographers Association was founded in 1975 and again reorganized in 1979. Our membership is comprised of men and women, who are fire buffs, photographers, and emergency service personnel, and all share a common interest in the fire service. Our members come from Connecticut and around the country.

Our organization has the unique opportunity, through the documentation of fire and emergency scenes, to assist and promote both career and volunteer fire departments around the country.  We use our social media platforms and presence to further highlight what these fire departments experience daily. While some of our photographs may depict the devastating effects of fire; our focus is to show the dedication and never-ending danger that firefighters face every time they respond to a call.

When we display our images to the public, it is because our members are proud of their work and the work of firefighters around the country.

We currently have over 100 members in the Connecticut Fire Photographers Association including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Michigan, Indiana, Texas, South Carolina, Vermont, Oregon, New Hampshire and Florida.

Our members are frequently published in professional trade magazines such as Firehouse Magazine, Fire Engineering, Fire Apparatus Journal, The Fire News, and First Responder.

For membership information, please go to the contact us page!


OUR SPECIFIC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

· To improve that status of fire photography operations in Connecticut.

· To improve the recognition of fire photography operations as an important adjunct and tool in the fire service by municipal fire departments.

· To promote acceptance of organized fire photography units by state and local departments and agencies.

· To encourage and implement the exchange of technical and organizational information among members of the association.

· To foster and promote harmonious relations between municipalities and the media by means of photographic public relations.

· To conduct meetings devoted to the techniques of fire photography in an effort to improve the quality of fire photography in our local fire departments.

· To engage in an educational program for the general public in techniques necessary for adequate fire protection and prevention.

· To assist any publication with the use of photographs taken by association members.